Instead of a normal Pin It Do It from us or someone else this morning, this is another "intend to do it" and not strictly from Pinterest although I have looked on there for ideas, some of which you can see below.
You know I love bright colours. You know I love shopping. You know I love making things.
Shopping for fabric to make things in bright colours IS SO MUCH FUN!
This time we managed to find the ultra-reduced corner where I found a huge roll of olive green jersey (below) for just £1 a meter!! I bought 5m and plan to make palazzo pants, a vest and a maxi skirt/dress depending on how much I have left.
We did have quite a pile between us by the time we were finished (after about 2 hours or so!) much to Nik's distress! Although we did spend quite a bit, we got a lot for our money AND as I like to point out, we're paying for a hobby and time well spent as well as the fabric and resulting clothing. I really do enjoy sewing and get such a feeling of satisfaction and pride knowing I've made a garment myself.
|Being waved off by the school girls outside.|
Here are the fabrics I brought back and what I plan to make with each...
This would make a lovely maxi (dress or skirt) with the ombre effect.
|This was actually one I bought last time I was in Borneo which I planned to make a sarong out of. I think it looks a bit like starfish or octopuses.|
|This metallic one is just to make a cushion as I just loved it as a future room decor inspiration. |
I'm thinking and Indian or Moroccan style with rich teals and golds.
|This one would make a lovely blouse like this bug print blouse I own.|
|These twp will go together nicely to make a sundress like my green one I wore in Sorrento.|
|These two fabrics will make lovely A-line skirts|
|This one was super cheap in the sale and I thought would make a nice summer maxi but now think it would be a fab pair of Pyjama bottoms or palazzo pants or a boho maxi dress.|
|I think this grey & green textured one would make a lovely shift dress or one like below...|
|This one is also intended to be a boho maxi dress but would also make a nice floaty printed vest|
|This chiffon one was only £1 a meter! I have to admit this was the only one I didn't have a specific plan for when I bought it.|
This is another intended maxi skirt (also very cheap in the sale, I got Roz this in purple too!)
|And my massive wodge of olive jersey for vests, maybe a skirt and definitely some comfy palazzo pants.|
There's certainly plenty to keep me occupied over the next year or so!! And I still have some screen printing fabric to make into things too. Lots of sewing posts coming up I think!